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Iran Surrenders to Internet, Restores Google

Iran restores access to Google after massive complaints of a shutdown the regime explained was due to cutting off YouTube.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 10/2/2012, 7:43 AM

Iran restores Google after protests
Iran restores Google after protests
Reuters

Iran has restored access to Google after massive complaints of a shutdown that the regime explained was intended to cut off viewings on YouTube of the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims.”

The official explanation contradicts previous statements by the Islamic Republic government that it wants to halt the worldwide net and create its own Internet service, leaving the Internet tightly filtered.

Despite Iran’s claims to have produced a cure for cancer, long-range missiles and advanced hi-tech satellites, an official of the country’s telecommunications ministry committee said, "We do not have the technical know-how to differentiate between these two services," referring to Google and YouTube, according to a statement reported by AFP.

Riots broke out around the world following the screening of an Arabic translation of the anti-Islam film, and the last thing the troubles regime needs now is the sight of tens of thousands angry Iranian Muslims attacking Western embassies.

The murder of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11 in Libya was connected to the movie.